The fifth Annual Orange AHRC Dream Catcher's Gala will be held on Thursday, May 15th at Anthony's Pier 9 in New Windsor. This event celebrates the mission of AHRC by honoring staff members and the people supported by the Agency who have gained prominence in the community through realizing personal dreams and accomplishments.
This event celebrates the achievements created by a shared vision adn the compassionate embrace of like minded people with a commo goal-to make real the dreams we share and to serve the community through mutual support. To those who work each day to keep thses dreams alive, we say thank you and keep the Spirit alive in each and every thing you do for those we serve.
The Agency was pleased to honor Assemblymember, Aileen Gunther with AHRC Advocacy Award last year.
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Thank you to our sponsors:
Relph Benefit Advisors - Gold Sponsor
Focused Wealth Management - Community Award Sponsor 2013
Orange & Rockland - Community Award Sponsor 2014
DSP-R: Registered DSP Application
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Orange AHRCis proud of 59 years of service to the community. Willow Hill Horse Farm in Mongtomgery kindly hosted a Registered Horse Show on Saturday, August 17th and a Hunter Derby on Sunday, August 18th to benefit Orange AHRC. Foundation Board Member, Member of the Board of Directors, and Volunteer, Judy Noorlander chaired and planned the event with perfect weather on her side. Attendees and Competitors enjoyed the beautiful view at Willow Hill Horse Farm. Thank you to all supporters.
Orange AHRC's Annual Car Show was held on Sunday, August 11th 9am - 4pm at the Henry F. Cox Building (28 Bull Rd in Campbell Hall, NY). While this event is certainly a highlight for the County's Classic Car aficionados, it is also an eloquent and clear statement of the mission of Orange AHRC.
The event is planned and staffed by the employees, families and participants of AHRC's programs for people of all ages with developmental disabilities. It is also supported by the Board and Foundation Board members - volunteers all - who work year round to assist AHRC in its essential work of providing service to over 1,500 people in the county. The seamlessness of this collaboration is a testment to the good work the Agency has been providing for 59 years. Participants, spectators and the people the agency supports enjoy the day as a community, or as the mission statement of AHRC states as "respected, valued members of the community."
Whether a car enthusiast, family member, employee or new to the agency's work, the car show was both an enjoyale day of food, fun, games and cars, and an introduction to the agency. There was a penny social for the bargain hunters in the crowd. We thank Lynn Sereta for all her hard work as well as all OAHRC staff, volunteers, board members, participants and supporters for a successful & enjoyable event.
8th Annual Bill Volpe/Orange AHRC Golf Classic
Orange AHRC hosted the 8th Annual Bill Volpe Golf Classic on June 20, 2013 at the Powelton Club in Newburgh. The event kicked off with a bbq lunch and was followed by 18-holes of scramble format golf. After golfing, the evening closed with a cocktail hour and dinner while awards and prizes were announced.
Mr. Bill Volpe, past Board President of AHRC and a long time supporter of the Agency, was the guest of honor for the event. Mr. Volpe is also a Foundation Board Member for Orange AHRC. The Foundation raises money to help with Agency initiatives that help over 1,000 developmentally disabled people in Orange County.
Many thanks to all the continued supporters of Orange AHRC.
The Orange AHRC Foundation hosted a Bowl-A-Thon on Saturday, March 9th - 2pm at Tarsio Lanes in the city of Newburgh. It was a fun-filled afternoon of bowling, music, prizes and fun with special guest, WHUD's Tom Furci, as the emcee.
AHRC would like to send a special thank you to all the generous sponsors and donors throughout the community:
- Land Worx of New York Inc. - Goshen
- Sisters of the Presentation - New Windsor
- Dynamic Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Co.
- E.A. Morse & Co. Inc. - Middletown
- E Cooper & Son Septic Service - Pine Bush
- Empire State Bank - Newburgh
- Greystone Stables - New Hampton
- Kiwanis of Newburgh - Newburgh
- Michael's Appliances - Middletown
- Mobile Life
- Newburgh Roofing Inc. - New Windsor
- Orange & Rockland
- Rider, Weiner & Frankel, P.C. - New Windsor
- Concept Promotions in Newburgh
- Charles B. Merrill's Office Supply in Newburgh
- P & P Printing - New Windsor
- Anna's Restaurant - Newburgh
- Benchmark Bookkeeping - Middletown
- Cosimo's Restaurant - Newburgh
- Downing Film Center - Newburgh
- Joe's Pizza & Deli - Newburgh
- Mid-Valley Wine & Liquor - Newburgh
- Newburgh Brewing Company - Newburgh
- Party Beverages - Newburgh
- Sam's Club - Middletown
- Sweet Feelings Jewelers in the Galleria - Middletown
- Wherehouse Restaurant - Newburgh
The funds raised will be used to build a brand new residential home for seven of the individuals served by Orange AHRC on Fifth Avenue in the Town of Newburgh. The property has been purchased and it is expected that construction will begin as soon as possible!
Thank you to all participants, volunteers, sponsors and staff for making this event such a success.
At Orange AHRC "DreamCathcers" Gala on May 5, the Agency announced a donation from the Lazard Asset Management Group to OAHRC's Foundation Board. Executive Director Christopher Fortune of Orange AHRC (right), and Foundation Board President Mark Devitt display a check from the Lazard organization for $150,000.00. The Foundation Board is a group of community leaders that support the mission of Orange AHRC through fund raising efforts on behalf of the people AHRC serves. This donation marks the beginning of the Board's active participation in fundraising for the Agency.